Mapping Early American Elections

4th Congress: Tennessee 1796

In its first congressional election, Tennessee elected one Democratic-Republican to the Fourth Congress. Andrew Jackson was seated for the second session of that Congress.

Tennessee used a statewide at-large system for electing its members to Congress. Votes were reported within administrative districts that contained several counties.

District Candidate Party Vote Percentage Elected
At-large Andrew Jackson Democratic-Republican 1,113 98.9%

In most cases, only candidates who received more than 5 percent of the vote in a district are reported. Other candidates are reported as a group, but only if they in aggregate received more than 5 percent of the vote. In addition, percentages for each district may not add up to 100 percent due to rounding. The term Dissenting Republican includes various breakaway factions of the Democratic-Republican party.

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